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1.1 Glossary

The following terms are defined in [MS-GLOS]:

certificate
SHA-1 hash
SOAP
SOAP action
SOAP body
SOAP header
SOAP header block
SOAP message
SOAP mustUnderstand attribute
Uniform Resource Locator (URL)
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
XML
XML namespace
XML schema

The following terms are specific to this document:

Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Proxy Server: An AD FS 2.0 service that processes SAML Federation Protocol messages. AD FS proxy servers are clients for the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) Proxy Request Signing Protocol (SAMLPR).

Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Security Token Service (STS) Server: An AD FS 2.0 service that holds configuration information about federated sites. AD FS STS servers are servers for the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) Proxy Request Signing Protocol (SAMLPR).

SAML: The OASIS Security Assertion Markup Language, as specified in [SAMLCore2] and [SamlBinding].

SAML Message: A SAML protocol message, as specified in [SAMLCore2] and [SamlBinding].

SAML Identity Provider (IdP): A provider of SAML assertions, as specified in [SAMLCore2] section 2.

SAML Service Provider (SP): A consumer of SAML assertions, as specified in [SAMLCore2] section 2.

SAML Redirect Binding: A method of transmitting SAML messages via HTTP redirects, as specified in [SamlBinding] section 3.4.

SAML Post Binding: A method of transmitting SAML messages via HTTP POST actions, as specified in [SamlBinding] section 3.5.

SAML Artifact Binding: A method of transmitting SAML messages via references in HTTP messages, as specified in [SamlBinding] section 3.6.

Security Token Service (STS): A Web service that can issue security tokens, as specified in [WSTrust] section 2.4.

MAY, SHOULD, MUST, SHOULD NOT, MUST NOT: These terms (in all caps) are used as described in [RFC2119]. All statements of optional behavior use either MAY, SHOULD, or SHOULD NOT.

 
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